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about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
. the filibuster requires 60 votes. the bill backed by president obama called face fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> new details on the ricin letter sent to president obama. as an official says the lab tests confirmed the letter's into mississippi senator roger wicker did contain the deadly substance rycin . and that more tests are expected. meantime, an arrest is made in the case. federal agents arrested 45 year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. he is now being charged with threatening the life of the president. the senators' letter, along with the president's letter, were both postmarked memphis, tenn. april 8th. but were intercepted at screening facilities. >> a federal appeals court in san francisco is debating the legality of the state to ban on use their be based on their sexual orientation. yesterday's, a three judge panel questioned lawyers on both sides of the issue. if they ask whether the license mental-health professionals to offer sexual orien
of west virginia. a majority of senator senators supported the bill but it fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance. president obama denounced the senate action saying this night is not over. >> all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't give up on it. even without congress my administration will keep doing everything it can to protect more than our communities. jon: steven hayes is a writer for "the weekly standard" and a contribute. interesting language from the president. he says my administration will continue doing everything we can. a lot of observers have said that if he really wanted this legislation passed he could have done a lot more to try to support it. >> yeah, jon. i think that's right. what i'm struck by particularly after listening to the president's moving speech up in boston this afternoon is the difference in tone from the president yesterday when he was clearly angry, a
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